We believe the Bible to be the written word of God. It is the final authority for all that we believe and do. We are ‘reformed’ in the sense of striving to maintain the truths of the Reformation in the 16th Century. Our source of authority is the Bible alone. Salvation comes to us through Christ alone and is received because of God’s grace and becomes a part of our experience by faith alone.
The Bible Alone
Through his creation God has revealed his eternal power and divine nature, but the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the only source of God’s written revelation. The Bible teaches us all that is necessary for our salvation, faith and life and is the standard by which all Christian behaviour must be measured. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit never speaks independently of or contrary to what is set forth in the Bible. No personal spiritual experience can ever substitute for the Scriptures.
By Christ Alone
Our salvation is accomplished by the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ alone. His sinless life and his death in our place are able to give us peace with God and reconcile us to the Father. The full proclamation of the gospel must include the death of Jesus for his people, his resurrection from the dead and the necessity of a response of repentance and faith on the part of all who would be saved.
By Grace Alone
Salvation from sin and from the eternal punish